Hi all, I hope you've had a lovely weekend. We've had, what I suspect, is the last of the summer sunshine which has made everything very cheery and I've been able to relax and enjoy catching up with some friends. At the risk of becoming a Closet case files fan girl, I've got another Closet case files pattern to show you today; a Nettie dress. I love my previous Nettie dress and bought this fabric to make another, months ago. I found it on the Birmingham rag market, on a trip with my boyfriends family. They were very long suffering as we did a tour of the market and Barry's. I got the stripey jersey for my boat necked lady skater on that trip too.
This time I wanted to make a Nettie hack that I had spotted on Tilly and the buttons a while ago, the bow back was really calling to me. I used the tutorial that Tilly had posted but obviously used the dress version of the Nettie pattern.
The bow is not lopsided but it's surprisingly difficult to photograph a back!
The guy who sold me the fabric claimed it was a cotton jersey but I'm not sure I believe him as it doesn't feel like any cotton jersey I've ever seen. Although I haven't been bothered to do a burn test to find out, I think I'm dressed in 100% poly ponte! This fabric has very little stretch which means my new Nettie is definitely not a dress to wear on a body-conscious day.
I got my boyfriend to take some pictures of me in this on a lovely walk around Morden Hall Park. It was such a perfect autumnal day and we got some lovely pictures.
Also some daft photos where we established that I am not suited to being a model, you should have heard me whinging about the sun in my eyes and uncomfortable lumpy bits of the tree poking into me. Clearly I am not prepared to suffer for my art.
I wanted to enter this dress for the 'dressed to the nines' category over on sew independent so we also took some photos once I was ready for an evening out.
Belt from New Look and sparkly shoes from Dorothy Perkins.
If any of you reading are following the Sew Independent 2015 contest could I make a polite request for your vote! Have a lovely week all and happy sewing.